Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Chicken, Avocado & Orange Quinoa Salad + Kid Friendly Chicken Sandwich Rolls

We're on Day 7 of Insanity & this means we have a day off from Shaun T.  I still woke up early, ready to workout. Amazing, in just one week, I'm conditioned in this new routine.

Now if only my salivating glands would get on board. I felt like one of Pavlov's experiments yesterday when my sister dropped by with homemade berry muffins.  Thankfully a recipe appeared on my Facebook Page news feed that looks like a cure for my sweet tooth cravings. Here's the link for Banana Ice Cream, courtesy of Branny Boils Over.  There I go again, always thinking of sweets and desserts first!  A hearty & healthy salad could be the perfect prelude to banana ice cream. We brought this salad to a picnic and it felt good to get positive feedback. We weren't the only ones steering clear of the mayo!

Here's a great meal choice for the whole family. Even if your kids don't like Quinoa.  Just place grilled chicken on dinner rolls with mustard (and lettuce).

  • 3 cups Quinoa
  • 5 chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 4 oranges peeled and whites removed with a paring knife
  • 6 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup of lime juice
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cook Quinoa according to the package directions.  Remove and place in a large bowl.

Mix cumin, lime zest, olive oil, salt and pepper. Place chicken breasts in the bowl and coat well. Grill chicken until  fully cooked. Remove and slice.

Place the rest of the ingredients in the Quinoa. Toss well & serve.

Serves 12-14


  1. Love orange, avocado and cumin together! I made a roasted carrot salad recently that had all those things. This looks wonderful!

    1. Thanks! Your roasted carrot salad sounds amazing too. Love all the fresh produce this time of year.

      Even if it's rainy here in the PNW we are still eating fresh!

  2. I love the combo of ingredients here.

    1. Me too..now if only my kids would give the salad a chance-ha!


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